King Eddy Five-Year Anniversary: JazzYYC Presents Efajemue + VOLK

Cheers to five years! The King Eddy is hosting a five-day musical celebration featuring an eclectic mix of live music from June 28 to July 2 in honour of the Eddy’s five-year anniversary.

We’re celebrating five years since reopening, but the King Eddy goes back 118 years! Established in 1905, the King Edward Hotel was Calgary’s second oldest hotel and the longest operating bar and hotel when it closed in 2004. After over a decade of silence, the revitalized King Eddy re-opened as a live music venue, restaurant, and bar in 2018 as part of the National Music Centre development. Today, the Eddy continues as a cornerstone of music, community, and culture, building on its storied musical legacy.

A selection of jazz acts will kick-start the week, presented in partnership with JazzYYC. On June 30, the legendary Eddy stage will host a double-header show featuring Efajemue Etoroma Jr. and VOLK.

About Efajemue Etoroma Jr.

Efajemue is a Los Angeles-based drummer, producer, and educator who has worked with artists such as Moonchild, Scary Pockets, Jeff Bernat, Vidya Vox, Carlos Nino, and Nate Mercereau. Efajemue’s stylistic versatility, expressive creativity, and deep musical instincts have afforded him opportunities to tour around the globe, and work as a session drummer and producer for numerous projects.

Efajemue’s recent solo recording projects include the 2022 JUNO nominated album, Aesthetics (2021 and two EPs, Motions & Methods (2019) and Fragile (2017). With these records, Efajemue draws from his deep connection with jazz, hip-hop, and electronic music. He uses these influences to create music that tells stories of solitude, fear, joy, and peace.

Ted Taforo – Alto saxophone
Francisco Ojeda – Bass
Javier Santiago – Keyboards
Efajemue Etoroma, Jr. – Drums

About VOLK

VOLK features some of Calgary’s most exciting creative musicians, built around the group’s shared influences in jazz, soul, and hip-hop. The original compositions are harmonically nuanced, groove driven explorations sure to excite the listener.

Carsten Rubeling – Trombone & Keyboard
Andre Wickenheiser – Trumpet
Daniel Nava – Bass
Luis Tovar – Drums




Sound production equipment for the King Eddy provided by PK Sound.

Event Details:

Date: June 30, 2023

Time: 9:00 pm

Price: Youth: $19.99, General: $39.99

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